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Meaning of “Christmas” in the English Dictionary

"Christmas" in British English

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Christmasnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈkrɪs.məs/
(the ​period just before and after) 25 ​December, a ​Christianholyday that ​celebrates the ​birth of ​JesusChrist: We're going to my mother's for Christmas. Merry/Happy Christmas! We had a ​fantastic Christmas. the Christmas ​holidays

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(Definition of Christmas from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Christmas" in American English

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Christmasnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈkrɪs·məs/
December 25th, a ​daycelebrated each ​year to ​honor the ​birth of ​Jesus, or the ​period of ​time just before and after ​December 25th: [U] People usually ​visittheirfamilies at Christmas. [C] I ​hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
(Definition of Christmas from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Christmas”
in Korean 크리스마스…
in Arabic عيد الميلاد…
in Malaysian Krismas…
in French Noël…
in Russian Рождество…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聖誕節, 聖誕節期間…
in Italian Natale…
in Turkish Noel…
in Polish Boże Narodzenie, Święta (Bożego Narodzenia)…
in Spanish Navidad…
in Vietnamese lễ Nô en…
in Portuguese Natal…
in Thai คริสต์มาส…
in German das Weihnachten…
in Catalan Nadal…
in Japanese クリスマス…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圣诞节, 圣诞节期间…
in Indonesian Natal…
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